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Wisdom sets Cubs rookie record with 27th HR, beat Brewers

Sep. 19, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Patrick Wisdom set a Chicago Cubs record for homers by a rookie on a day that exemplified his feast-or-famine approach. Wisdom struck out four times for a second straight day but delivered a towering three-run shot that highlighted the Chicago Cubs’...

The Latest: Cowboys-Chargers make NFL 14-11 halftime history

Sep. 19, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 6:30 p.m. The NFL has the first 14-11 halftime score in its 102 seasons. Dallas held the 14-11 lead over the Los Angeles Chargers, prompting the search...

Fields takes over for injured Dalton, Bears beat Bengals

Sep. 19, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Justin Fields got his first extended look as a pro. And it might be a long-term arrangement. Fields played the second half after Andy Dalton exited with a knee injury against his former team, and the rookie quarterback used Chicago's stellar defensive...

Chicago police officer fatally shoots 28-year-old man

Sep. 19, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 28-year-old man died Sunday after a Chicago police officer responding to a reported domestic disturbance shot him, Chicago police said. Officers responded to a residence on the city’s South Side just before 11 a.m. Sunday. Officers encountered a man...

Body of man, 20, pulled from Lake Michigan near Chicago

Sep. 19, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — The body of a 20-year-old man was pulled Saturday evening from Lake Michigan near Chicago after a seven-hour search for the missing swimmer, officials said. Three other people were rescued from the water earlier in the day, according to Evanston...

Illinois proving popular route for American white pelicans

Sep. 19, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A kind of bird that not that long ago was so rare in Illinois that people traveled hours just to catch a glimpse of one have lately been winging their way through the Chicago area. Snow-white 30-pound birds called the American white pelican are on their...

Customer refunds part of ICC deal with power supplier

Sep. 19, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Commerce Commission has reached a settlement with Star Energy Partners LLC over its investigation into the alternative electric retail supplier's practices. The ICC announced that the settlement includes $300,000 in refunds,...

Corporate diversity, accountability focus of conference

Sep. 19, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Recruiting people of color for roles in the corporate world and accountability in hiring will be discussed by chief executives and other business leaders during an event hosted by Chicago-based Diversity MBA. The 15th Annual National Business Leaders...

Lincoln Park Zoo names its first female president, CEO

Sep. 19, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Growing up in Atlanta, Megan Ross spent every spare moment climbing trees, looking under rocks and observing creatures in the pond down the street from her home. Winter visits to her grandparents’ place in New Hampshire meant hours staring out a window...

Brewers clinch 4th straight playoff berth with win vs Cubs

Sep. 18, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Piña homered twice, Eduardo Escobar and Jace Peterson also connected, and the Milwaukee Brewers clinched their fourth straight postseason berth with a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. The Brewers won for the seventh time in...